Sam Allardyce loses job as England manager after Telegraph investigation

Sam Allardyce has lost his job as England manager this evening after an investigation by The Daily Telegraph revealed he used his position to negotiate a £400,000 deal and give advice to businessmen on how to get around Football Association rules on player transfers.

Source: Sam Allardyce loses job as England manager after Telegraph investigation – live: Gareth Southgate to take charge for next four matches

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Today’s Evening Standard

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Picked up the Evening Standard on the way home this evening (I was on a course ok?)

Alternative caption: This is a photo of two heads of state.🙄

What are your opinions of this?

  • Is there too much emphasis on the gender of these two politicians?
  • Does what they are wearing really matter?
  • Do the linguistic codes connote anything? A ‘First Lady’ is the traditional title for the wife of a head of state, e.g. Michelle Obama.
  • How does Hilary Clinton fit into all this? (No she’s not quite president, but when the opponent is Donald Trump…)

This is the critical awareness I would expect of an A-Level Media Studies student. Get out there and get critical!

 

Newspaper headlines: Air crash horror and ‘free speech’ fury – BBC News

Understandably, most front pages cover the EgyptAir plane crash, but there are some interesting things that you could discuss in an analysis.

Credit to @1stbarnard for discovering this.

The Metro‘s coverage is arguably the most diplomatic, but note the emphasis on the fact that a British citizen is among the victims. The suggestion that a terrorist attack was the cause is in the subhead.

The Times, (The Sun in a suit), chooses to illustrate the tragic event.

The Daily Mail chooses to focus on it’s usual anti-immigration rhetoric. Shocker.

Other notable covers, include the horrible linguistic codes used by The Daily Star to explain the crash and The Sun‘s crude coverage of a celebrity gagging order.

Follow the link below for further analysis.

What do you make of this?

Source: Newspaper headlines: Air crash horror and ‘free speech’ fury – BBC News

Twitter erupts as BBC struggle to keep Tory Election Fraud under wraps until after May elections

Twitter erupts as BBC struggle to keep Tory Election Fraud under wraps until after May elections

With over 30,000 tweets today, the hashtag #ToryElectionFraud has been trending on Twitter at number 3, and is currently (at the time of writing) the sixth most tweeted about issue.

However, with such a big political news story currently unfurling, you would have expected the media to be all over it like a rash – just as they were with the Ken Livingstone anti-Semitism saga last week.

Despite the furore that Channel 4’s investigation has created, there has been virtually no other coverage from the mainstream media of this deeply undemocratic scandal. And Twitter was rightly outraged at the lack of coverage…

Read the Full Story here

Let’s Learn God Dangit: Is Print Media a Dead Medium?

With the growing age of digital media, no one casts a second glance to flyers and pamphlets. Its so much easier to whip out your mobile and check out the latest trends and news, its quick, efficient and provides so much more information than a measly piece of paper. A lot of newspaper firms have switched to e-media, by creating handy apps and showing the “risqué” stories online rather than on paper. But is this really such a good thing? Print media has been around for centuries. Not only does it provide information about the world around you, it can contain fun competitions and quizzes. Some of you may argue that its better to do them online, but with online competitions, its easy to fall into scams and malware and you’ll end up with 60+ viruses on your laptop when you just wanted to play Sims 4 was that too much to ask?!*

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